The Six Million Dollar Man joins G.I. Joe for new crossover series

Idw Publishing and Dynamite Entertainment are teaming up to deliver a new four-issue comic book series featuring The Six Million Dollar Man and G.I. Joe from the creative team of Ryan Ferrier (Tmnt: Dimension X) and artist Sl Gallant (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero).

“To say Shannon and I are having fun with bringing these two iconic properties together would be a massive understatement,” said Ferrier. “We are going full-tilt and no-holds-barred with this story. It’s everything we love about G.I. Joe, the classic characters, and massive action, colliding face-first with the steel-infused, secret agent coolness of The Six Million Dollar Man. We are chomping at the bit for everyone to read this comic with a kung fu grip.”

“Ryan and Shannon have found the perfect story to tell,” said Idw’s Editor in Chief, David Hedgecock. “Fans both new and old are going to be
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Carney Awards Airing on NBC's Cozi TV (Exclusive)

William H. Macy, Wendie Malick, William Fichtner, Richard Kind and Xander Berkeley will be honored this month for achievements in character acting during the third annual Carney Awards, which will now be exclusively broadcast through NBC's Cozi TV. The multicast network features series including Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Little House on the Prairie, Columbo, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.

Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron will host the private ceremony honoring film and TV stars that will be taped Oct. 29 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

The Carney Awards were named in honor...
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Clerks - an unlikely multimedia franchise

Mark Harrison Sep 28, 2017

How a 1994 indie hit from Kevin Smith gave birth to an unlikely franchise...

In 1993, Kevin Smith made a movie. Clerks was shot in black and white over the course of three weeks, at night, in the convenience store where Smith worked during the day, on a shoestring budget of $27,575. Smith funded the film himself by dipping into his savings, selling all his comics and maxing out several credit cards.

Even though it became an indie phenomenon when it was picked up by Bob and Harvey Weinstein's Miramax (who gave it a new soundtrack using a post-production budget that was ten times the cost of principal photography) at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, it doesn't have 'franchise starter' written all over it.

Long considered a Gen X touchstone, Clerks is a funny and filthy slice of life movie, which equates a working day for Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) to his namesake's Inferno.
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‘Mindhorn’ DVD Review

Stars: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter, Steve Coogan | Written by Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby | Directed by Sean Foley

Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show ‘Mindhorn’, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville (Essie Davis).

The idea of fans blurring the line between fiction and reality has been used numerous times in cinema, the latest example of which – Mindhorn – is a very British take on the idea: at once both spoofing and homaging the likes of 70s and 80s TV shows such as Bergerac,
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The Weinstein Company Launches New Animation Division Called ‘Mizchief’

The Weinstein Company Launches New Animation Division Called ‘Mizchief’
The Weinstein Company is taking a flying leap into the world of animation, announcing today the formation of their brand new animation label “Mizchief,” which will roll out later this summer with the release of their film “Leap!” The company has also announced the second film set to bear the Mizchief label, the Gary Wang and Life Chaser Animation Studios’ feature “The Guardian Brothers.”

Of the news, TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein commented in an official statement, “I named the label Mizchief because that’s how my son pronounces mischief. Animation is a playful new direction for us and I’m thrilled to expand the TWC repertoire into a whole new category of films for our kids to enjoy and for us to enjoy with them. All of these films will share incredible stories that most importantly both inspire and entertain our kids.”

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Exclusive cover reveal for M.A.C.H. 1: The John Probe Mission Files

Thanks to Rebellion, we’ve got an exclusive look at the cover for M.A.C.H. 1: The John Probe Mission Files, which collects the classic 2000 Ad comic strip from Pat Mills and artist Enio, which debuted in the very first 2000 Ad prog back in 1977. Check it out here…

A very deliberate cash-in on The Six Million Dollar Man show, John Probe was a secret agent given superhuman strength, speed and stamina by a shady branch of the British government using a “computerised form of acupuncture” which essentially involved sticking electrically charged needles into his skin and mapping computer circuits onto his brain.

With a computerised buddy in his head, Probe takes care of organised crime, terrorists, spies, and other threats to national security – but when he combats extra-terrestrials that have taken over a town he begins to realise someone is pulling his strings.

M.A.C.H. 1:
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Justice League Dark: New Rumored Director For Following Doug Liman’s Departure

The winding tale of Justice League Dark continues. This is one movie that can’t seem to catch a break or gain any momentum. For the longest time, fan favorite filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was attached to bring the project to the big screen. However, like with many of del Toro’s projects in the past, he ultimately had to drop out. Stepping in to take his place was Doug Liman, who hopped on over from the long-gestating Gambit standalone flick.

The film continued its development over the course of the next year and a half. Then, last week, Liman dropped out. It made sense. Liman has another big sci-fi project in the form of Chaos Walking, and he’s also got the impending sequel for the Edge of Tomorrow sequel, Live Die Repeat and Repeat.

With Liman no longer at the helm, there would be an inevitable volley of
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Mindhorn movie review: fame and fatuity

MaryAnn’s quick take… A wonderfully silly sendup of fandom and nostalgia… and an absolutely hilarious smackdown of actorly pomposity and delusions of celebrity grandeur. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You remember Mindhorn, don’t you? The hit 80s British detective show about the detective with the bionic eye that could “see truth”? And his catchphrase was a low rumble of “It’s truth time”? C’mon! It was like The Six Million Dollar Man meets Magnum Pi… except, of course, it was set on the Isle of Man instead of Hawaii, but they’re almost the same place, right? (Spoiler for my American readers: The Isle of Man is a small rugged place in the middle of the Irish Sea. It’s about as far from a tropical paradise as an island can
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Mindhorn: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby interview

Rob Leane May 4, 2017

The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt and Yonderland’s Simon Farnaby talk to us about their Isle of Man action comedy, Mindhorn...

When you get to chat to two comedy geniuses at once, it doesn’t feel much like an interview. It’s more like sitting in on some well-honed hilarity, and trying not to make a tit of yourself when you try and interject with a question. This is what it felt like when I sat down with Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby for twenty minutes, in a snazzy central London meeting room, to talk about Mindhorn.

See related Denis Villeneuve interview: Sicario, Kurosawa, sci-fi, ugly poetry Dune reboot: Denis Villeneuve confirmed to direct

The film, if you’re unfamiliar, casts The Mighty Boosh alum Barratt as a washed up actor by the name of Richard Thorncroft. His heyday was way back in the 1980s, when
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Who was Elmer McCurdy, outlaw investigated on Ghost Adventures?

This week’s Ghost Adventures season premiere sees Zak Bagans and the team look at the strange and macabre case of Elmer McCurdy, an outlaw who was killed in a gunfight in Oklahoma in 1911. After McCurdy’s death his embalmed body went unclaimed, and so began a strange chain of events which ended with McCurdy’s mummified corpse being discovered in 1976 by the production team for The Six Million Dollar Man TV show. By all accounts, McCurdy led an eventful existence. Born in Washington, Maine on January 1, 1880, to 17-year-old Sadie McCurdy, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle — more
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Kl Studio Classics

1974 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Elliott Gould, Joseph Bova, Trevor Howard, Edward Grover, John Lehne, James Noble, Lyndon Brook, Michael Lombard, Kay(m) Tornborg, Joy Garrett, John Stewart.

Cinematography: Petrus R. Schoömp

Film Editor: Norman Wanstall

Original Music: John Cameron

Written by John Gould from the novel by Algis Budrys

Produced by Barry Levinson

Directed by Jack Gold

Today’s filmgoers say they want more cerebral science fiction films, and some moviemakers make an effort to comply. This year’s Arrival is quite ambitious, and last year’s Ex Machina is as good as any sci-fi movie since 2001.

But back in the 1950s producers quickly discovered that the audience wanted little more than monsters and mounting disaster in their sci-fi. Although some wonderful work snuck through, killer robots and alien invaders became the norm. From the 1970s forward, even with Stanley Kubrick aboard,
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Marion Edwards Reflects on Groundbreaking Career in International TV

The first step of Marion Edwards’ long journey in the international television business began with Venezuela.

Soon after graduating from the University of Denver in the early ‘70s, Edwards was interviewing for a job in the television finance department at Universal. She knew nothing about accounting — she’d majored in theater and psychology — and wasn’t particularly strong in math. But she wanted to move out of the secretarial pool at the studio. She hoped that the entry-level position in finance would be her ticket to more fulfilling work.

The interview seemed to be going well, and then the executive behind the desk threw Edwards a curve ball.

“He asked me ‘Do you consider yourself a good speller?’ I was honest and said I was probably an average speller,” Edwards recalls. “He said, ‘spell Venezuela.’ So I did, and I got it right. He said ‘You are an excellent speller! I
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Exclusive: Mark Wahlberg gives update on The Six Billion Dollar Man

Simon Brew Sep 29, 2016

A new writer has joined The Six Billion Dollar Man movie, and the film is very close to getting made, Mark Wahlberg tells us…

Director Peter Berg and producer/star Mark Wahlberg reunite for the second time with Deepwater Horizon, that’s in cinemas in the UK today. Previously, they made Lone Survivor together, and they’ve already shot their third movie, Patriots Day, which tells the story of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013, and the hunt for those responsible. That gets a wide release early next year.

The pair now have plans for a fourth collaboration too, with a remake of The Six Million Dollar Man, that somewhat inevitably is going by the name of The Six Billion Dollar Man.

Chatting to us whilst promoting Deepwater Horizon, Wahlberg confirmed that there’s been some significant progress on the project.

“We’ve been working on The Six Billion Dollar Man
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Commander Steel Joins The Legends Of Tomorrow Season 2 Cast

No, Nick Zano has not been recast.  Instead, his character's grandfather, the Golden Age Steel or Commander Steel has just joined the show.   One of the earliest members of the Justice Society of America, Henry Heywood was a World War II soldier who was damaged during combat and had several mechanical devices installed to compensate for his injuries (think The Six Million Dollar Man).  His grandson, Nate Heywood, was a former football star who had a gruesome injury that resulted in his leg's amputation. A freak accident caused by a group of super-villains triggered his latent metahuman gene and Nate became a being of living steel.  Unable to control his powers due to his inability to feel,  Dr. Mid-Nite and Mr. Terrific designed a "second-skin" costume that restricted his superhuman strength to manageable levels.  Just how much of this comic book lore will be followed on Legends of Tomorrow remains to be seen.
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Ed Catto: World’s Finest Anticipation… and Trepidation

There’s something about team-ups that fascinate fans. And on the big screen, movies like Frankenstein Meets Dracula to Godzilla vs. King Kong, and Avp: Alien vs. Predator were all “can’t miss” affairs. Well, I actually did miss the last one, but it you get the idea.

As I write this, the newest superhero blockbuster, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premieres tomorrow. I’m sure the debut has been analyzed to death by the time this column is out, but there’s some strange things going on. And I wanted to analyze it all before the starting gun officially went off and pop culture runs full speed down the track.

One peculiar thing is that I can’t believe I’m not more excited about this movie. If I were to go back in time (ala last week’s column) to tell my 10-year old self that there
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The Flash Season 2: 16 Wtf Moments From ‘The Reverse-Flash Returns’

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In this latest outing of The CW’s Scarlet Speedster-centric show, The Reverse-Flash Returns does exactly as it says on the tin. As it says, Reverse-Flash is well and truly back. For now, at least.

With the return of the show’s greatest villain to date comes one of the show’s best episodes to date, which is no mean feat considering the high quality of episode that The Flash deals out on a regular basis. Whilst Eobard Thawne would sadly depart present-day Central City by the time this outing came to a close, the episode gave us an insight into this rogue’s mindset and what drove him to become the villainous Reverse-Flash. Added to that, it also made for some awesome viewing to see Barry Allen confronted with the man who is (or should that be ‘will be’?) responsible for killing his mother and for causing
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40 years ago today, ‘The Bionic Woman’ premiered

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40 years ago today, ‘The Bionic Woman’ premiered
40 years ago today, “The Bionic Woman” premiered on ABC. A spin-off of “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Bionic Woman” gave Jaime Sommers her own series. For three seasons (starting on ABC, then moving to NBC), viewers watched Jaime on spy missions where, thanks to her bionics, she can run faster than 60 miles per hour, use advanced hearing and extraordinary strength in her right arm. “Bionic Woman” got an NBC remake in 2007 but only aired eight episodes before the WGA Strike halted production. Other notable January 14 happenings in pop culture history: • 1990: Giacomo Puccini opera “Tosca” premiered in Rome. • 1952: “The Today Show” debuted on NBC. • 1963: Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” was published in England under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. • 1966: David Bowie’s single “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” was released in the U.K. It later became the first record of his to be released in the U.
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Mark Wahlberg Promises “Edgy” Take On The Six Billion Dollar Man

Despite previously comparing The Six Billion Dollar Man to a superhero, it sounds like the upcoming reboot is going to be heading in a much different direction. In fact, it sounds like this movie will be more along the lines of the Bourne franchise than The Avengers, something which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

After all, many reboots have suffered when studios have attempted to turn small screen properties into massive blockbusters (just look at The A-Team), and that’s not something The Six Million Dollar Man ever was.

In a recent interview at the UK premiere of Daddy’s Home, star Mark Wahlberg spoke about the direction of The Six Billion Dollar Man, and here’s what he had to say:

“We’ll be shooting it in the fall. [I’m] very, very excited. Damian [Szifron] has written an amazing script, and I can’t wait. I think it’s going to be a game changer.
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‘Second Chance’ Trailer: Basically The Six Million Dollar Scrooge

A teaser trailer for Fox’s upcoming thriller series Second Chance dropped a couple of weeks back, and it utterly failed to give you the most important information about the basic premise. Fox has wisely given itself another opportunity, with a brand new trailer that makes it much more clear. In short, this thing is going to be The Six Million Dollar Man meets A Christmas Carol but with The Shield as its backstory. Sold, Fox. Sold. Second Chance follows Jimmy Pritchard…
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Mark Wahlberg To Star As ‘The Six Billion Dollar Man’

It looks like a million bucks really doesn’t go as far as it used to back in the 70’s, or so the title of just announced film remake of celebrated TV-show, The Six Million Dollar Man would have you believe. Mark Wahlberg Is The Six Million Billion Dollar Man The team behind the Mark Wahlberg-starring […]

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